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Professor Mark Biggs


Non-Executive Director

Mark Biggs is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Science & Technology and Athena SWAN Institutional Lead at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). Mark is also a non-Executive Director of three companies: The BioCity Group, The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity Ltd, and MTIF (BEZ) Ltd, the commercial arm of the Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) established by NTU with co-funding from the D2N2 LEP.


As PVC, Mark is a member of NTU’s University Executive Team, which drives the formation and delivery of the University’s strategy. As the HoC, he works with the College Management Team and relevant Heads of Professional Services to drive the formation and delivery of the College strategy. As Athena SWAN Institutional Lead, Mark provides senior leadership in NTU’s efforts to improve equality, diversity and inclusivity amongst its staff and students.


Mark was previously the Dean of the School of Science at Loughborough University (2014-18) and the Head of School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Adelaide (2010-13). He has also held academic posts at The University of Edinburgh, Surrey University and Middlesex University. Mark currently holds a Visiting Professorship at Adelaide where he was the Professor of Chemical Engineering (2008-14), and he was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Stuttgart (2000-07).


Mark is a recipient of a Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the IChemE and Chartered Engineer. He is a long-standing member of EPSRC’s Peer Review College, and was a member of the ARC’s College of Experts (2010-12).


Mark has held positions on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports and Chemical Engineering Science, and has guest edited for a range of other leading journals such as Powder Technology.


Mark’s research interests include protein adsorption, nanoporous carbons, flows in porous media, granular systems, and multiphase flows. Applications include self-assembly, electrochemical energy storage and microfluidics. He has collaborated extensively with colleagues around the world, including in the US, China, Japan and Spain.